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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:10 PM
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Israeli Forces 'Detain' 350 Lebanese Soldiers Who Wouldn't Share Garrison
Lebanon: Israeli army detaining 350 soldiers, police

Posted 8/10/2006 2:29 PM ET

BEIRUT (AP) Israeli troops detained about 350 Lebanese soldiers and police in Marjayoun after capturing the town on Thursday, Lebanon's interior minister said. The Israeli military said nobody was taken prisoner.

Lebanon's Interior Minister Ahmed Fatfat told The Associated Press that Israeli troops entered the garrison in Marjayoun Thursday afternoon "and asked to share it with Lebanese troops there."

"The troops refused and said they would leave, but the Israeli did not let them
," he said.

Fatfat said the head of the joint army-police force, Brig. Adnan Daoud, was among those detained. "We consider them to be captives," he added.

report: http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2006-08-10-mideast-d...
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Dhalgren Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:17 PM
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1. So "detained" means...?
Man, we are on the dark side of the mirror...
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:27 PM
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6. We sure the hell are. n/t
PB
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:05 PM
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16. It should mean POW
But who knows.
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:20 PM
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2. They detained the head of the Lebanese army, ...
...but 'nobody was taken prisoner'.

How does THAT work?
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:26 PM
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5. What law give the Israeli Army the right to take over
a Lebanese Military post? Aren't the Israelis fighting Hezbullah?
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:28 PM
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7. None but their American weapons, technology and financial support.
PB
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:33 PM
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9. god's law, of course
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WHAT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:48 PM
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12. Maybe, they want...
the Lebanese Military to protect them from Hezbullah?

:dilemma:

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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:44 PM
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21. human shields. (nt)
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:23 PM
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23. Very likely, good point! n/t
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Ms. Clio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:56 PM
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26. yes n/t
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:03 PM
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15. Probably the same one that gave them the right to bomb
Lebanon's military army barracks and posts, repeatedly, and, oh, Lebanon's gas stations, civilian residences, roads, food processing mills and vehicles carrying foodstuff ...

.

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breakaleg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:23 PM
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3. The arrogance of the Israelis is mind blowing.
They are in the process of destroying Lebanon and they think Lebanese soldiers would "share" their barracks?

It's the Israeli PR machine at work again.
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:26 PM
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4. IDF holds 350 Lebanese soldiers and police on their own territory.
  Even after they tried to leave. Should the Lebanese soldiers choose to defend themselves against their captors it would be entirely expected.

  "Oh no, don't go leaving now. We wouldn't want you to, ah, get hurt...accidentally."

  Again, Israel: Paragon of concern for the safety of their neighbors in the Middle East.

PB
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 05:09 PM
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28. They left and their convoy was attacked by the IAF!
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BuhByeChimp Donating Member (246 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:31 PM
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8. This part of the article made sense.
"In Israel, a military spokeswoman said troops arrived at a building in the town, where there were soldiers, police and refugees. The Israelis advised them to remain there for their own safety as fighting all around but they are not being detained by force. "Nobody has been taken prisoner," she said, speaking on condition of anonymity because military rules did not allow her to make public comments."
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:04 PM
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10. These are the same soldiers that will be expected to provide the 'buffer'
not a good beginning. Points up the hypocricy and counterproductive nature of the Israeli assault on Lebanon, the Lebanese, and their infrastructure.
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BuhByeChimp Donating Member (246 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:07 PM
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11. I can agree with you on that.
Hopefully they can still attempt to hold the peace, they weren't capable of it the first go around.

I'm not in favor of sending U.S. forces to lebanon to act as a buffer. Hopefully the French will.
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Ms. Clio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:57 PM
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27. yeah, sure, I would believe the nameless "military spokeswoman," too
:eyes:
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:57 PM
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13. Two more recommends and this hits Greatest page, which it should!
Don't forget to recommend, this is important information!

Thanks,

PB
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eagler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:58 PM
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14. Miss Lebanon was charged with treason for having her picture taken
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 04:01 PM by eagler
with Miss Israel a few years ago, during a beauty pageant. That may give you some indication why the soldiers wouldn't bunk with the Israelis. The Lebanese can be penalized for anything linking them to Israel.
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Dhalgren Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:38 PM
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24. You wouldn't mind providing a link to that little piece of
propaganda, would you? I tried to google that tidbit and got nada. TIA...
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Ms. Clio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:55 PM
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25. what a steaming load
I googled this too, and came up with a complete blank.
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jpkenny Donating Member (224 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:05 PM
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17. While our attention is diverted to airport, Isarel continues to slaughter
and destroy in Lebanon.
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lastknowngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:14 PM
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18. HUMAN SHIELDS that is what the are. By keeping them with
the Israeli occupiers the occupiers are safer.
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:31 PM
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20. interesting
very
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Hoping4Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:27 PM
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19. Israel is has gone batshit insane. nt
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Tom Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:04 PM
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22. Nothing less than a fucking kidnapping. Israel is at war with Lebanon
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 05:55 PM
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29. Lebanese convoy attacked by Israel today were freed captives!
OMG, please see this!

PB
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 05:58 PM
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30. Yep
War Criminals
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